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NEW YORK (PIX11) – Monday marks 22 years since the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City killed thousands of people.
Nearly 3,000 people died when 19 al-Qaeda members hijacked four commercial airline planes, sending two of the planes into the Twin Towers and one into the Pentagon. The fourth crashed into a field in western Pennsylvania and never reached the terrorists’ intended target.
In the two decades since the deadliest attack on U.S. soil, first responders who heroically spent time searching for people at Ground Zero, as well as those who spent months clearing the rubble, have faced serious and fatal health ailments, including cancer, have to fight.
Family members of the 9/11 victims gathered in Lower Manhattan Monday morning to read their names and honor their vow to never forget.